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World of Owls

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32 Mount Shalgus Lane | Randalstown Forest, Randalstown BT41 3LE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9447 2307
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Too early maybe?

We arrived just as the place was opening and the displays of the birds are fun, it's just having... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Supersixfive
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Can't recommend enough

My mother and I went to visit on 30th July 2017. It was absolutely lashing down as is typical for... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Adryen D
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World of Owls is the largest most diverse collection of owls in the UK and Ireland. There is also other birds of prey, reptiles, insects & many other animals to see. There is a small children's play park, tea, coffee and light refreshments available, gift shop and it is wheelchair accessible. Please visit our website for full details. worldofowls It is a voluntary registered charity with all the staff working for no reward to look after the animals and educate the guests. It is a licensed and regulated zoo but not government funded. It is rustic and rural and the vast majority of the animals there have been rescued.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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32 Mount Shalgus Lane | Randalstown Forest, Randalstown BT41 3LE, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9447 2307
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived just as the place was opening and the displays of the birds are fun, it's just having read the reviews about how welcome people were made to feel, we certainly didn't. The staff are busy of course but we felt like we were...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

If you are who i think you are; you were extremely sarcastically rude to my daughter on your arrival and had her in tears, so, yes, no one wanted to further digress with you. We have voluntary staff with a number of mental disabilities, you...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My mother and I went to visit on 30th July 2017. It was absolutely lashing down as is typical for Northern Ireland but please don't let that put you off. We arrived and were offered a large umbrella to use while walking around. The birds...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The guys are great and very passionate about what they do, a great team. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Not very big but a good selection of birds & reptiles to see & very friendly & knowledgeable staff. It is in the forest so you can go for a walk through there as well while are in the area.

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your review and your nice comments.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit for all ages but a particularly special treat for children. What a pleasure to see the wonder and awe in their eyes when natures beauty is displayed and arrayed so professionally and tastefully.

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and thank you for your very kind review.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Who would have expected this place to exist near to Randalstown Forest? We have lived in N Ireland for over 25 years and did not know it existed. The World of Owls center is entirely staffed by knowledgeable and very dedicated volunteers who are only...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

What a fantastic review thank you so much, want to volunteer as our PR officer, :) Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and professional review. We do our best with very limited resources.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

I haven't been to World of Owls for a few years but the last time I visited I was impressed with the care given to the beautiful birds and the dedication of the staff.

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you, we do our best with very limited funds.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

My first visit here and it will not be my last, the amount of owls they have here is amazing. Will definitely be coming again

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Visited today with my two children who loved the whole experience. The staff were extremely friendly & were very willing to spend time chatting with us, explaining all about the owls & answering our questions. My eldest little boy loves Barn Owls & was absolutely...More

2  Thank Lynne W
Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind response. So glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Came from Bangor on Sun 18 June on a spur of the moment trip. My girlfriend had suggested this trip and I was really glad she did. There is an amazing variety of birds on display and staff even took some owls out of their...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

What about us older volunteers? lol :) Thank you for your wonderful review, hope to see you again.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Didn't know this place existed we were out on a Sunday drive when we seen the sign and decided to check it out. I said to my husband I've never heard of it or anyone that's been there it is probably someone with 2 or...More

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Mike G, Owner at World of Owls, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, this was very kind of you.

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Amanda W
12 April 2017|
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Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
£5.50 per adults and kids/oap were £4.50.
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Sandra E
1 April 2017|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Unfortunately it would be Antrim Station a good bit away.
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17 November 2016|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Hi, We have an Owl experience for an extra fee, all goes to aid the owls and animals in our care. Please check worldofowls. com if your answer is not there please feel free to email or call us.
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